The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
South West / Bristol
Rank 64 72 71
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 7 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.83% 0.45% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.54% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Median daily rate £200 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.21% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £302 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £422 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.50% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £58.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-34.04% +123.80%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
677 736 711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 80.50% 82.70% 80.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 543 533
Median daily rate £385 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 10
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.25 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol region citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Testing across the Bristol region.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Bristol region.

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (81.82%) Waterfall
2 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
3 6 (54.55%) TDD
3 6 (54.55%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Defect Management
5 4 (36.36%) SAP
5 4 (36.36%) SAP HR
6 3 (27.27%) User Stories
6 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Finance
6 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
6 3 (27.27%) System Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
6 3 (27.27%) QA
7 2 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
7 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
7 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 2 (18.18%) Scrum
7 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (18.18%) Wireframes
7 2 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
8 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (9.09%) SDLC
8 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
8 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
8 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 4 (36.36%) SAP HR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Advertising
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) HR Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Software Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Functional Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Pensions Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (81.82%) Waterfall
2 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
3 6 (54.55%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (54.55%) TDD
4 5 (45.45%) Defect Management
5 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
5 3 (27.27%) System Testing
5 3 (27.27%) User Stories
6 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
6 2 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Scrum
6 2 (18.18%) Wireframes
7 1 (9.09%) Open Source
7 1 (9.09%) SDLC
7 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
7 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 1 (9.09%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) SAP
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft